A mother harbor seal, who had recently given birth, was found dead on the beach north of the Ocean Park beach approach last week, thought to have been a victim of an intentional vehicular killing.
Photo by SUZY WHITTEY / Chinook Observer
Federal Officials Seeking Culprit and Missing Baby Seal
For Immediate Release:
May 8, 2014
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-483-7382 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Ocean Park, Wash. – On April 19, a pregnant harbor seal gave birth on a beach just north of Ocean Park. Concerned residents set up a perimeter—complete with red flag–draped warning signs—and checked on the seals periodically. On the morning of April 20, a concerned resident arrived to find that someone had apparently driven a truck into the area and run over the seal, severing her tail. The seal had to be euthanized because of the extent of her injuries, and her baby…
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